Troy CLE

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Troy Tompkins
Born East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Pen nameTroy CLE
GenreScience-Fiction, Fantasy

Troy Tompkins, known as Troy CLE, is an American fiction writer from East Orange, New Jersey. [1] He is the author of The Marvelous Effect, the first book in The Marvelous World Saga. The book follows young African-American protagonist Louis Proof. The book was released by Simon & Schuster and Random House on May 22, 2007. [2] In which he received a six figure book deal.[ citation needed ] Troy is a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School and New York University (NYU). [3]


His writing influences include Hip hop, Video games, Anime, and Science-Fiction [4]


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  1. Troy CLE, Tavis Smiley , September 7, 2007. Accessed November 29, 2007. "A native of East Orange, NJ, CLE has worked as a student teacher in the NYC public school system and as a hip-hop producer."
  2. "On Tuesday, May 22nd, Author Troy CLE Book release "Marvelous World"". The Hip Hop Cosign. May 19, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007.
  3. "Authors visit English Classes". Seton Hall Preparatory School. March 20, 2006. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007.
  4. The Message Behind a Message Leads to a Series New York Times, December 23, 2007